• Cabinet meeting to rush 20A through P’ment ends amidst strong opposition (Daily FT)
  • Fresh global TV advertising campaign to boost Sri Lanka tourism goes live from today on CNN (Daily FT)
  • At Namal Rajapaksa’s wedding reception (Daily Mirror)


  • PREZ POLL ON NOV.16 (Daily Mirror)
  • Dhammika’s Hayleys nets Innovative Exporter of the Year (Daily FT)
  • Brandix awarded ‘Exporter of the Year’ at Presidential Export Awards (Daily FT)
  • Three pay deposits to contest presidential poll (Daily FT)



  • Thai tourism guru Kalin Sarisin meets with Malik (Daily FT)
  • Leading restaurateurs unite to serve up Colombo City Restaurant Collective (Daily FT)
  • Deloitte India President to keynote Most Admired Company Awards (Daily FT)
  • Six Lankan garment manufacturers on show at Texworld Paris September edition (Daily FT)


  • Asia Securities’ InsideTrack Series takes up ‘2020; Positioning for a Consumer Reboot’ (Daily FT)
  • Malik says Govt. will not back down from economic reform efforts (Daily FT)
  • Indian industrialists vie multi-million Sri Lanka projects spurred by record Exim backing (Daily FT)
  • Litro Gas Lanka clinches two NIOSH awards for exceptional HSE strategy and practice (Daily FT)



  • Enter Karu Jayasuriya: UNP crisis deepens (Daily Mirror)
  • British-inspired land laws that deprived Kandyans of their right to land (Daily FT)
  • For children’s sake, let there be peace in Yemen? (Daily Mirror)
  • GMOA shouldn’t lose human touch – Editorial (Daily Mirror)


  • “Crisis” beyond 9/16 and importance of JVP (Daily Mirror)
  • Where did Dr. Upul go wrong (Daily Mirror)
  • ABOLITION: A bluff of presidential proportions (Daily Mirror)
  • To win over Working Committee majority UNP factions in a race against time Is Karu compromise candidate? (Daily Mirror)



  • Canadians react to Trudeau ‘brownface’ images (BBC News)
  • Teen held in fatal stabbing that bystanders filmed (BBC News)
  • Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile (BBC News)
  • Major flooding and heavy rain hit southeast Texas (BBC News)


  • Amazon’s Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action (BBC News)
  • FIFA tells Iran it is time to allow women into stadiums to watch soccer (ABC News)
  • Trudeau faces third revelation of racist conduct (BBC News)
  • Gantz party says no to Netanyahu-led unity government (Al Jazeera English)



  • ‘Better off with the devil we know’: Concerns raised over Australia’s largest wind farm (ABC News)
  • We can all do our bit to tackle the climate crisis (The Guardian)
  • Climate change: children are carving out a place in politics – now adults must listen and act (The Conversation)
  • Taking back the hills: a tale of women rights and lands in the Catalan Pyrenees (The Conversation)



  • 2019 World Athletics Championship: Lord Coe won’t ‘gag’ protesting athletes (BBC Sport)
  • Neymar: Barcelona ‘did everything possible’ to re-sign Paris Saint-Germain forward (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League – build-up to Arsenal in Frankfurt, before Man Utd and Wolves play (BBC Sport)
  • Europa League: Rennes v Celtic build-up followed by Rangers v Feyenoord (BBC Sport)


  • New Blades owner Prince Abdullah would do business with Bin Laden family (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby World Cup 2019: England, Wales, Ireland & Scotland poised for start (BBC Sport)
  • Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan to go ahead as planned (Cricinfo)
  • Singapore Grand Prix: Robert Kubica to leave Williams at end of 2019 season (BBC Sport)

Further reading

  • Prison, spectacle, refuge (Aeon)
  • Lions in the corner (Aeon)
  • New York City has big plans—and $20 billion—to save itself from climate change (MIT Tech Review)
  • This Simple Structure Unites All Human Languages – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)


  • 101 Dining Table at Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India (Atlas Obscura)
  • When New Yorkers Burned Down a Quarantine Hospital (Jstor)
  • Talking Is Throwing Fictional Worlds at One Another – Issue 76: Language (Nautilus)
  • Trump is trying to revoke California’s right to set its own car pollution rules (MIT Tech Review)